Coastal erosion and flooding review in Sunderland

Seaburn Beach The review covers Whitburn to Ryhope and includes the Port of Sunderland

Plans to deal with erosion and flooding on the Wearside coastline are being put out to consultation.

The six-week process is being carried out by Sunderland City Council.

The council wants to determine the level of coastal erosion and tidal flood risk over the next 100 years.

"As a city with such a long coastline and riverfront, this is a very important piece of work," council city services portfolio holder James Blackburn said.

"Consultation is a key part of the development of the strategy."

The council said it needed to find funding and balance residents' needs with cost and environmental requirements.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tyne & Wear

Weather

Newcastle upon Tyne

17 °C 11 °C

Features & Analysis

  • An ant and a humanAnts v humans

    Do all the world's ants really weigh as much as all the humans?


  • Tattooed person using tabletRogue ink

    People who lost their jobs because of their tattoos


  • Indian coupleSuspicious spouses

    Is your sweetheart playing away? Call Delhi's wedding detective


  • Civilians who had been hiding inside during gun battles manage to flee  from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, 21 September 2013Westgate's questions

    One year on, Kenyans await answers about the mall attack


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • GeoguessrWhere in the world...?

    Think you are a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s interactive game

Programmes

  • StudentsClick Watch

    Could a new social network help tailor lessons to students’ needs and spot when they fall behind?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.